'It's been quite a night.' Washingtonville mayor describes damage due to Ida remnants

Flooding in Orange County resulted in washed-out out roads, stranded cars and submerged low-lying neighborhoods.

News 12 Staff

Sep 2, 2021, 7:25 PM

Updated 1,051 days ago

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Flooding in Orange County resulted in washed-out out roads, stranded cars and submerged low-lying neighborhoods.
Mays Baseball Field, Washingtonville's Little League field, was underwater. The conditions on Depot Street just scratch the surface of the damage that has been seen villagewide.
On Bull Road, a culvert overflowed and rushing waters tore apart a section of it. Authorities say a driver got stuck there overnight as it collapsed and had to be rescued.
The tow truck carrying the driver's vehicle then went off road in floodwaters on Cardinal Drive.
News 12 also found a farm underwater, and the village mayor sent aerial shots of several neighborhoods underwater.
"It's been quite a night. The rain just kept coming in, the village started to get destroyed little by little," Washingtonville Mayor Joe Bucco.
Washingtonville is in a state of emergency, and district schools were closed Thursday.
Despite the conditions, no one was hurt during the storm.
Other areas in Orange County are also hard hit.
News 12 saw flooding that shut roads in Blooming Grove, and trees down that almost hit houses.
On I-84 in Newburgh, a viewer sent in video of conditions as drivers navigated a messy and dangerous commute.
State and federal representatives are pushing for FEMA money to help hard-hit areas in Orange County.
Photo provided by Village Mayor Joseph Bucco
Photo provided by Village Mayor Joseph Bucco
Photo provided by Village Mayor Joseph Bucco


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